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Ironic Distaste

There is irony in my distaste for protest.

Sometime in my past – not so long ago, but far enough to seem somehow sepia still – I lost the taste for the protest of my youth. 257 more words

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Muchos los llamados y pocos los elegidos

Con este artículo finalizamos la serie que hemos dedicado a aquellos escritores y escritoras que siempre están en las quinielas en cada nueva edición del Premio Nobel de Literatura. 489 more words


A Draft of Your First Book

Dear Ramona,

Thinking of Ko Un and last week’s theme, it occurs to me that your first book could be a collection of short “meditations.” 600-900 words. 329 more words

Our Heroic And Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle Against Tsuris

South Korea's Ko Un, This Side of Time


Ko Un is another poet I found while browsing poetryfoundation.org. Many of us (Westerners) have come across Japanese or Chinese poetry, but rarely Korean poetry. 327 more words

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Calming the Breath by Ko Un

Poised like an aging bear
climbing a tree, hanging on tightly,
I collect my breath.

Poised like a bird
stretching its neck out and pecking at food… 72 more words

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